Entertainment Calendar: Arlington

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Ongoing

Amanda Browder: City of Threads. Through July 21, at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. AAC welcomes visiting artist Amanda Browder, whose large-scale fabric installation will enliven the exterior of AAC’s building. Browder’s vibrant installations are created with donated fabric in collaboration with community members. Her process invites members of the public to get involved with the process of creation, spurring conversations about community, art, architecture, and public space. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.

Summer Cabarets. Through Aug. 4, at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. See seven acts over three weeks: musicals, Motown and more. Sung by artists including Broadway performers and local stars – Maria Rizzo: Vamping; Joe Coleman: No Boundaries; Awa Sal Secka & Christian Douglas: Two's Company; The Christie Dashiell Quarter: Earth, Wind & Fire; Erin Driscoll: My Favorite Things; Melissa Errico: Sondheim Sublime; and Wesley Taylor: Finally, a Show about ME. $38 or subscribe to all seven shows for $175. Visit www.sigtheatre.org for more.

Treasure Island. Through Aug. 18, at Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St. An all-new adaptation of Treasure Island follows Jane Hawkins, an orphan who longs for adventure, as she is swept up on a wild hunt for buried treasure with a ruthless band of buccaneers. Tickets start at $35. Visit synetictheater.org.

Art Exhibit: Escape Velocity. Through Aug. 19, gallery hours at The Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, 888 N Quincy St., Suite 102. “Escape Velocity” showcases abstract paintings on canvas by Singapore-born artist Chee-Keong Kung. Kung is influenced by his formal education in art and architecture as well as his upbringing in multi-ethnic Singapore. Free, open to the public. Visit www.fredschnidergalleryofart.com for more.

Summer Movie Nights. Through Aug. 24, Fridays at Arlington Mill Community Center and Saturdays at Penrose Square. The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) is proud to announce the theme for its popular Summer Movie Nights for 2019, “Heroes and Sheroes: Movies with a Mission.” From hidden math heroes to fantasy flying figures, enjoy a summer of 22 films that feature comic book heroes and icons of social justice. All films are rated G, PG, or PG-13. Visit www.Columbia-Pike.org for schedule.

Glow Yoga at the Fountain. Sundays, through Aug. 25, 7-8 p.m. at Crystal City Water Park, 1601 Crystal Drive. Join Mind Your Body Oasis at the Crystal City Water Park for fun and free yoga sessions. Reset for the week ahead with a relaxing hour-long workout under the glow of the fountain lights. Free. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org/do/yoga-at-the-fountain for more.

Rosslyn Putt-Putt + Candy BAR. Through Aug. 31, Fridays, 5-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1401 Wilson Blvd. Arlington’s newest pop-up, Rosslyn Putt-Putt + Candy BAR, will feature mini golf and a retro snack stand. Play nine holes of mini golf ($3) featuring constructions of favorite neighborhood landmarks. The adjoining Candy BAR will be serving up beer, wine, candy and popsicles. There will also be carnival games and old-school video games indoors. Visit www.rosslynva.org/putt for more.

Summer Exhibitions. Through Sept. 7 at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.

  • Transitional Objects. Working in sculpture, installation, and video, these artists experiment with unconventional materials, take inspiration from or produce functional objects, and create sculptures that elucidate both the allure and the difficulty of material forms.Transitional Objects artists: Kyle Bauer, Calder Brannock, Dexter Ciprian, Emily Culver, Liz Ensz, Kyle Hittmeier, Trish Tillman, and Holly Trout.

  • Jen Noone: Sort of, Kind of, Almost. Noone repeatedly coats the surfaces of acrylic boxes, picture frames, and shelving units, before scraping away layers of the dried latex. Each new layer of paint represents an attempt to improve upon the previous layers. While the pursuit of perfection may inevitably result in failure, Noone’s work suggests that the quest for the ideal form, even if it repeatedly misses the mark, has a beauty and charm all its own.

  • Jason Horowitz: Ashton Heights Re/Seen. Photographer Jason Horowitz uses the Photo Sphere/Street View app and his smartphone’s camera to create immersive abstract views. For Ashton Heights Re/Seen, Horowitz presents a selection of images from the Re/Seen series all made a short distance from Arlington Arts Center.

Outdoor Zumba. Wednesdays, through Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m. in the Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive. The Crystal City BID, Sport and Health fitness club and JBG SMITH invite you to join them for free midday Zumba in the courtyard of 2121 Crystal Drive on Wednesdays. Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program for all to enjoy. Free. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org/do/outdoor-zumba-2018 for more.

Fridays at the Fountain. Fridays, through Oct. 25, 5-9 p.m. at The Stand at the Crystal City Water Park, 1601 Crystal Drive. Fridays at the Fountain is a seasonal pop-up beer garden set within the Crystal City Water Park, featuring food, drink and a rotating lineup of live music from local bands and musicians. Free to attend; selection of food available for purchase. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org/do/fridays-at-the-fountain for more.

Arlington Mill Farmer’s Market. Saturdays, through Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. The market features produce, meats, and dairy products from our region’s top local vendors. Support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Come for opening day and meet special guests, the Arlington Art Truck, South Arlington Moms Club, Long Branch Nature Center, and more. Visit columbia-pike.org/fm-arlington-mill.

Friday/July 19

Long Branch Tiny Tots. 1-1:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 18-35 months. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-6535 or longbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Grasshoppers & Crickets. 4-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 3-5 years. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-6535 or longbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Author Event: Mark Greaney. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. New York Times bestseller Mark Greaney shares from Red Metal, a realistic new World War III novel and his first standalone novel co-written with active duty Marine, Lt. Col. Hunter Ripley Rawlings IV. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Friday Night Movies: First Man. Begins just after sunset at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights.

Live Music: DOGO. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. DOGO founded the DC-based Afropop/Afrofunk band Elikeh and is performing solo music as well. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Friday-Sunday/July 19-21

Newsies. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School Theatre, 202 S. Carlin Springs Road. Encore Stage & Studio proudly presents Disney’s Newsies. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teen aged “newsies.” This musical is recommended for ages 6 and up. $15 adults; $12 children, students, military, and seniors. Visit www.encorestage.org or call 703-548-1154 for tickets.

Saturday/July 20

Invasive Plant Removal. 10 a.m.-noon on third Saturdays at Tuckahoe Park, 2400 N. Sycamore St. Help protect our watersheds and keep Arlington County parks beautiful. For more information and to register, email Sarah Archer or call 703-228-1862.

100th Anniversary Celebration. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire House, 3900 Lee Highway. The Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the fire house. Festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. with a parade through the Cherrydale neighborhood, followed by a celebration at the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire House 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Participants will also have the opportunity to play "basket bingo" and bid on silent auctions for items donated by local organizations 3-7 p.m. All proceeds will go towards preserving the historic fire house. Visit www.facebook.com/CherrydaleVFD to RSVP.

Planetarium Celebration. Noon-3 p.m. at the David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, with a film festival, live music, Moon Oreos, Lego lunar spacecraft, and more surprises. Events and shows are free. Visit friendsoftheplanetarium.org for details.

Cool Creek Critters. 3-4:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Ages 5 to 10. Dress to get wet as we spend some time exploring waterfalls, trying to catch water striders, and taking a closer look at some creek critters. Must wear closed-toe shoes in water. Free. For information: 703-228-3403.

Author Event: Bianca Marais. 4 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Book club leader Ellen Elow-Mintz interviews South African author Bianca Marais about her new novel, If You Want To Make God Laugh, a rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Slithering Snakes Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. The whole family is invited for old-fashioned fun including stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, S’mores! For information: 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center. $5. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Live Music: The Hot Lanes. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. The Hot Lanes is a 16-piece jazz group. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Saturday Night Movies: Akeelah and the Bee. Begins just after sunset at Penrose Square, 2501 9th Road S. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights.

Sunday/July 21

Adapted Nature Hike. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive. All are welcome to join us on a leisurely paced hike through a park. The forested trails will be accessible, smooth and shaded for a fun hike to explore and examine whatever we discover. Restrooms and water fountains inside Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center, paved trails open in sun until forested area, trails are flat, benches at the picnic area for rest. For information: 703-228-6535. Free. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Family Performance: Rainbow Rock Band. 11 a.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. Join the Rainbow Rock Band as they entertain with tunes, laughs and more. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

An Italian Concert. 3-5 p.m. at Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St. Opera singer Angela Pregano headlines an Italian-themed concert that will honor the area’s widespread Italian-American community. $20. Call 703-536-7557 or visit www.operanova.org for more.

Author Event: Melanie Rigney. 3:30 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Author and columnist Melanie Rigney shares from her latest book Woman of Worth: Prayers and Reflections for Women Inspired by the Book of Proverbs. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Tuesday/July 23

Twilight Landscape Gardening III. 7-8:30 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. The Fairlington Community Center has a vegetable garden filled with state-of-the-art techniques for food gardening in small spaces. Extension Master Gardeners will provide tips and tricks for producing food in shady garden spaces and particularly focus on management of common pests and diseases and ways to promote pollinator activity. This class is outdoors and seating is not provided. Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com with questions.

Wednesday/July 24

Grasshoppers & Crickets. 1-2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 3-5 years. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-6535 or longbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Decades of Summer Concerts: 19th Street Band. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in front of the Signature Theatre at the Village of Shirlington. Rock out with favorite local bands performing a mix of ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and original tunes. Enjoy $5 wine tastings courtesy of Cheesetique, take out a meal from a favorite Shirlington restaurant, and soak in the setting sun to live music. Visit villageatshirlington.com/events for more.

Garden Talk: Mushroom Growing. 7 p.m. at Arlington Central Library garden, 1015 N. Quincy St. Grow your own mushrooms on logs. A hands-on demonstration with techniques & materials needed for success. Free. No registration necessary.

Thursday/July 25

Rock at the Row: Cruisers Navy Band. 7-9 p.m. on the plaza at Pentagon Row. Featuring music from popular cover and military bands. Refreshments and cocktails will be available for purchase from featured merchants. Visit pentagonrow.com/events for more.

Thursday-Sunday/July 25-28

Newsies. Thursday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School Theatre, 202 S. Carlin Springs Road. Encore Stage & Studio proudly presents Disney’s Newsies. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teen aged “newsies.” This musical is recommended for ages 6 and up. $15 adults; $12 children, students, military, and seniors. Visit www.encorestage.org or call 703-548-1154 for tickets.

Friday/July 26

Summer Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ballston Exchange, 4121 and 4201 Wilson Blvd. Celebrate summer at Ballston Exchange with free yoga provided by CorePower Yoga on select summer Fridays. After yoga, grab a free pastry and $5 off anything at the clean eating restaurant DIRT. Visit www.ballstonexchange.com for more.

Live Music: Mariachi Los Amigos. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. Los Amigos truly are what their name depicts: a group of friends who share a passion for the lively, extraverted sound of mariachi music. Concerts take place Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m., through Sept. 15. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Moths by Moonlight Campfire. 8:30-9:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Learn about moths and other night-flying insects before visiting a black light setup to see who’s flying at night. For information: 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center. $5. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Friday Night Movies: The Incredibles. Begins just after sunset at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Limited seating provided, bring a chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights.

Saturday/July 27

Grasshoppers & Crickets. Noon-1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 3-5 years. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-6535 or longbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Long Branch Tiny Tots. 1-1:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 18-35 months. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-6535 or longbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Nocturnal Senses Night Hike. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Come experience the forest at night like nocturnal animals. Hike the trails doing senses experiments to help find the way in the dark. For information: 703-228-6535. $5. Families ages 6 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Live Music: Shamans of Sound. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. The Shamans Of Sound is a new project, but the band members are all veterans of the Washington, D.C. music scene. Concerts take place Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m., through Sept. 15. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Saturday Night Movies: Selma. Begins just after sunset at Penrose Square, 2501 9th Road S. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights.

Sunday/July 28

Family Performance: Levine School of Music. 11 a.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. Join Levine’s First Music faculty for an evening of music and fun for the whole family. Concerts take place Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m., through Sept. 15.Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Debut Novel Release. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Celebrating the release of Danielle Stinson’s debut novel Before I Disappear, an action-packed young adult novel where a young woman has to find her little brother after her town disappears into thin air. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Monday/July 29

Hamilton: the Man and the Music. 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Arlington Central Public Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Encore Learning presents a multimedia presentation of "Hamilton: the Man and the Music." The speaker, Dan Sherman, will review how Hamilton's life has been put on stage He will explain why the show has had such broad appeal. The public is invited. Call Encore Learning at 703-228-2144 for more.

Wednesday/July 31

Decades of Summer Concerts: Nathaniel Davis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in front of the Signature Theatre at the Village of Shirlington. Rock out with favorite local bands performing a mix of ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and original tunes. Enjoy $5 wine tastings courtesy of Cheesetique, take out a meal from a favorite Shirlington restaurant, and soak in the setting sun to live music. Visit villageatshirlington.com/events for more.

Thursday/Aug. 1

Dark Star Park 35th Anniversary. 9 a.m. at Dark Star Park, 1655 Fort Myer Drive. Every Aug. 1 at 9:32 a.m., Nancy Holt’s Dark Star Park (1984), in Arlington’s Rosslyn neighborhood, aligns with the sun. Shadows cast by the spheres and poles of this landmark outdoor sculpture align with their permanent forms on the ground, marking the moment of Rosslyn’s founding. This year, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Holt/Smithson Foundation join with Arlington Public Art in celebration. The community is invited to watch as the sculpture aligns with the sun and celebrate with light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Visit publicart.arlingtonva.us.

Rock at the Row: Keeton Band. 7-9 p.m. on the plaza at Pentagon Row. Featuring music from popular cover and military bands. Refreshments and cocktails will be available for purchase from featured merchants. Visit pentagonrow.com/events for more.

Friday/Aug. 2

Big Bullfrogs Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The whole family is invited to meet at the Gulf Branch fire ring for lots of old-fashioned fun. This engaging program will be filled with entertaining activities that may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, S’mores. $5. Call 703-228-3403. Register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642859-E.

Live Music: Company Danzante. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. Company Danzante is a contemporary repertory dance company based in Arlington. Concerts take place Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m., through Sept. 15. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Friday Night Movies: Mulan (G). Begins just after sunset at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights for more.

Saturday/Aug. 3

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Live Music: Irene Jalenti. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. Italian-born, Baltimore-based jazz vocalist Irene Jalenti brings a jazz take on the legendary rock anthems of The Beatles. Concerts take place Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m., through Sept. 15. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Saturday Night Movies: Norma Rae (PG). Begins just after sunset at Penrose Square, 2501 9th Road S. Limited seating provided, bring a chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights for more.

Sunday/Aug. 4

Family Performance: Mr. Gabe and the Circle Time All Stars. 11 a.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N.Mr. Gabe is a former stay-at-home dad turned children’s entertainer. He and his band, the Circle Time All-Stars, have been delighting young audiences throughout the area for over five years. Concerts take place Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m., through Sept. 15. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Creek Trek. 1:30-3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 8-12. Participants will get wet climbing rocks and splashing into the water as they trek along in Long Branch Creek. Look for crystals, fossils, minnows, aquatic insects and maybe even find water snakes. Must wear closed-toe shoes in the water. Free. Call 703-228-6535 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642929-E.

Tuesday/Aug. 6

Mouse in the House. 4 p.m. at Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. and 7 p.m. at Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Jane Franklin Dance performs Mouse in House, adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires. This show is about a mouse who forms a friendship with reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. Free. Visit www.janefranklin.com/arlington-libraries or call 703-933-1111.

National Night Out. 6-9 p.m. Arlington County neighborhoods are encouraged to join communities nationwide in celebrating National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Spend the evening outside with neighbors, police officers, firefighters and other County personnel. Events such as cookouts, block parties and ice cream socials will occur simultaneously throughout Arlington County and nationwide. Register a neighborhood event by Tuesday, July 23 at police.arlingtonva.us/national-night-out-event-registration.

Wednesday/Aug. 7

Walk with a Ranger. 10 a.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Meet at the Marine Corps War Memorial and join a National Park Service Ranger for a 3-mile hike around the edge of the Arlington National Cemetery to Memorial Avenue, down to the Mount Vernon Trail, up to Theodore Roosevelt Island and around to Rosslyn and back to the starting point. The hike will take approximately 2.5 hours. Bring walking shoes, sunscreen and drinking water. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp for more.

Decades of Summer Concerts: Driven to Clarity. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in front of the Signature Theatre at the Village of Shirlington. Rock out with favorite local bands performing a mix of ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and original tunes. Enjoy $5 wine tastings courtesy of Cheesetique, take out a meal from a favorite Shirlington restaurant, and soak in the setting sun to live music. Visit villageatshirlington.com/events for more.

Thursday/Aug. 8

Complete Dogness. 1:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. and 4 p.m. at Aurora Hills Branch Library, 735 18th St. S. Jane Franklin Dance presents Complete Dogness, a family friendly dance performance about a little doggy with bad habits. The performance incorporates spoken word, movement, music, and interactive participatory activities for young children. Free. Visit www.janefranklin.com/arlington-libraries or call 703-933-1111.

Deep Dive: Homes Made of Stone. 8-9 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults. Take a Deep Dive into natural history that scratches more than just the surface. Go on a safari inside houses and buildings to discover hidden roommates. From pest species to the predators that eat them, we are never alone in our homes. $5. Call 703-228-3403 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642849-C.

Friday/Aug. 9

Summer Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ballston Exchange, 4121 and 4201 Wilson Blvd. Celebrate summer at Ballston Exchange with free yoga provided by CorePower Yoga on select summer Fridays. After yoga, grab a free pastry and $5 off anything at the clean eating restaurant DIRT. Visit www.ballstonexchange.com for more.

Live Music: Carly Harvey. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. Vocalist Carly Harvey combines Blues, Jazz, Soul, & Americana roots styles to create a unique sound that calls to mind Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Nina Simone, with a little Ella Fitzgerald thrown in for good measure. Concerts take place Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m., through Sept. 15. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Friday Night Movies: Brave (PG). Begins just after sunset at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights for more.

Saturday/Aug. 10

Down in the Pond. 2-3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 6 to 10. What lives at the bottom of a pond? Water boatmen, backswimmers and water scorpions are just a few of the critters participants might encounter as they go dip-netting in Long Branch’s ponds. $5. Call 703-228-6535 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642929-F.

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Cool Crayfish Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The whole family is invited to meet at the Gulf Branch fire ring for lots of old-fashioned fun. This engaging program will be filled with entertaining activities that may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, S’mores. $5. Call 703-228-3403. Register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642859-F.

Live Music: Veronneau. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. A blend of bossa nova, jazz, samba, swing and acoustic music performed in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Concerts take place Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m., through Sept. 15. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Saturday Night Movies: A League of Their Own (PG). Begins just after sunset at Penrose Square, 2501 9th Road S. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights for more.

Sunday/Aug. 11

Family Performance: Encore Stage and Studio - Rocket Woman. 11 a.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. Youth theatre ensemble presents a journey for the whole family: including one imaginary friend, cardboard boxes, and a brave Rocket Woman. Concerts take place Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m., through Sept. 15.Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Citizen Science: Cricket Crawl Prep. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults. Every summer we are serenaded by crickets and katydids. Learn to identify their different calls, how and why they sing, and more. Then help census Arlington’s cricket and katydid populations. The survey itself, or Cricket Crawl, will take place the evening of Aug. 23, weather permitting. Teens ages 12 and up are welcome but must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information visit

discoverlife.org/cricket/DC. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center. Free. Call 703-228-3403. Register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642849-F.

Monday/Aug. 12,

Monday Night Moon Hike. 8:30-9:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Adults. What animals are in local parks at night? Experience trails under the moon and stars, learn a new constellation, and meet nocturnal critters. Teens ages 13 and up are welcome but must be accompanied by a registered adult. $5. Call 703-228-3403 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642849-G.

Wednesday/Aug. 14

Walk with a Ranger. 10 a.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Meet at the Marine Corps War Memorial and join a National Park Service Ranger for a 3-mile hike around the edge of the Arlington National Cemetery to Memorial Avenue, down to the Mount Vernon Trail, up to Theodore Roosevelt Island and around to Rosslyn and back to the starting point. The hike will take approximately 2.5 hours. Bring walking shoes, sunscreen and drinking water. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp for more.

Decades of Summer Concerts: Eli Lev Band. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in front of the Signature Theatre at the Village of Shirlington. Rock out with favorite local bands performing a mix of ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and original tunes. Enjoy $5 wine tastings courtesy of Cheesetique, take out a meal from a favorite Shirlington restaurant, and soak in the setting sun to live music. Visit villageatshirlington.com/events for more.

Wednesday-Thursday/Aug. 14-15

Arlington Fair: Competitive Entries. Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.; Thursday (perishable items only) , 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 South 2nd St. The Competitive Exhibits are an integral part of the Fair. Art; photography; needlework; preserves; baked goods; plants and flowers; and vegetables, fruits and nuts are all displayed and judged. Residents of Arlington County, including Joint Base Fort Meyer-Henderson Hall, the City of Alexandria, the City of Falls Church and students who attend school in Arlington County may enter items in the competitive exhibits. For complete entry information and forms go to arlingtoncountyfair.us.

Friday/Aug. 16

Friday Night Movies: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG). Begins just after sunset at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights for more.

Saturday/Aug. 17

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Saturday Night Movies: Life in the Doghouse (NR). Begins just after sunset at Penrose Square, 2501 9th Road S. Limited seating provided, bring a chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights for more.

Friday/Aug. 23

Friday Night Movies: Won’t You Be My Neighbor (PG-13). Begins just after sunset at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights for more.

Saturday/Aug. 24

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Saturday Night Movies: Won’t You Be My Neighbor (PG-13). Begins just after sunset at Penrose Square, 2501 9th Road S. Limited seating provided, bring a chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights for more.

Wednesday/Aug. 28

Walk with a Ranger. 10 a.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Meet at the Marine Corps War Memorial and join a National Park Service Ranger for a 3-mile hike around the edge of the Arlington National Cemetery to Memorial Avenue, down to the Mount Vernon Trail, up to Theodore Roosevelt Island and around to Rosslyn and back to the starting point. The hike will take approximately 2.5 hours. Bring walking shoes, sunscreen and drinking water. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp for more.

Friday/Aug. 30

Summer Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ballston Exchange, 4121 and 4201 Wilson Blvd. Celebrate summer at Ballston Exchange with free yoga provided by CorePower Yoga on select summer Fridays. After yoga, grab a free pastry and $5 off anything at the clean eating restaurant DIRT. Visit www.ballstonexchange.com for more.

Darting Dragonflies Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The whole family is invited to meet at the Gulf Branch fire ring for lots of old-fashioned fun. This engaging program will be filled with entertaining activities that may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, S’mores. $5. Call 703-228-3403. Register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642859-G.

Saturday/Aug. 31

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Monday/Sept. 2

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 2-4 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

More Ongoing

Arlington Historical Museum. Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Arlington Historical Museum, owned and operated by the Arlington Historical Society, is located at 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road. The two-story brick structure was built in 1891 as the Hume School, named for Frank Hume who gave some of the property for the school. It is the oldest school building in Arlington County. Now a museum, it houses permanent and temporary local history exhibits ranging from pre-1607 to Sept. 11, 2001. Visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Civil War Artifact Display. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park Visitor Center, 2411 24th St. N. The New Fort C.F. Smith Park Visitor Center features displays about Union soldiers and the Defenses of Washington between 1861 and 1865. Artifacts from archaeological studies from Forts Ethan Allen and C.F. Smith are on display. Kids can try on replica Civil War uniforms and learn about camp life. Visit parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/fort-cf-smith-park/.

Arlington Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon at the corner of N. 14th Street and N. Courthouse Road. A weekly celebration of local food including fresh produce, meats, dairy, cheese, baked goods, free range eggs, specialty items, cut flowers, plants and herbs. Email csingiser@cfwdc.org or call 917-733-6402.

FRESHFARM Market. 3-7 p.m. on Tuesdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Shop from local farmers and producers with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, and specialty foods. Visit www.crystalcity.org for more.

Mobile Bike Repair. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Drop off your bike on Thursday morning and have it tuned up and ready to ride before heading home. Email DC@velofix.com, or phone 855-VELO-FIX for more.

Food Truck Thursdays. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1900 Crystal Drive and 201 12th St. Actual truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites. Visit www.crystalcity.org for more.

Healthy Lifestyle Runs. Saturdays, 9 a.m. at Roosevelt Island, George Washington Memorial Parkway. American Cancer Society partners with parkrun USA to promote fitness in the fight against cancer. Free. Visit www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/ for more.

Friday Night Live. 8 p.m. Fridays at the Church at Clarendon, 1210 N. Highland St., Suite A. Local musicians perform. Free. Visit 1bc.org for more.

Arlington’s Historical Museum Open on First Wednesdays. The Arlington Historical Museum is open to the public on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The museum consists of exhibits chronicling Arlington County’s history from Native American settlements up to the present day. The museum will continue to be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located in the former 1891 Hume School building at 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road. Visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Open Mic Comedy. Wednesdays 8-10 p.m. at Ri Ra Irish Pub, 2915 Wilson Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m. Age 21 and up only. Free show, $25 cash prize for best joke. Call 703-248-9888 or Visit www.RiRa.com/Arlington for more.

Invasive Plants Removal. Work parties are held every month to keep the parks free of destructive invasive plants. Teens, adults and families welcome. Every second Sunday of the month 2-4:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road; call 703-228-3403. Every third Sunday of the month 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road; call 703-228-6535 or visit registration.arlingtonva.us. Free, no registration required.

Karaoke. 8 p.m. on the first Sunday every month at Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.galaxyhut.com or call 703-525-8646.

Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. every Sunday at Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd. Prizes for first place. Free. Visit www.whitlows.com or call 703-276-9693.

Storytime. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Storytime with Ms. Laura. Call 703-527-5929.

Lego Club. Monthly on the first Wednesday. 4-5 p.m. Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 S. Kensington St. The library provides tubs of legos and a special challenge and after the program the creations are displayed for everyone to see. No registration required. Call 703-228-6548 for more.

Crystal City Sparket. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Sparket — A Creative Market is an extension of DC’s Eastern Market with arts, crafts, and handmade goods. Free to attend. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

Art for Life. Third Thursday of each month. The Hyatt Regency Crystal City’s “Art for Life” Partnership with National Kidney Foundation brings a new artist each month to The Hyatt for a reception. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Brunch at Freddie’s. Third Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar, 555 23rd St. The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance gathers for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet ($9.99). All are welcome. No reservation is required. Visit www.facebook.com/events/700174390103305.

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